photo by p.Gordon
We’re upgrading a bunch of gizmos to iOS 6 today, including some (ancient! antique!) iPhone 3 GS phones.
"When did Apple become the patron saint of backward compatibility?" I asked Dave. I mean, they’re still selling and supporting the two-generations-old iPhone 4. My impression had always been that Steve Jobs would have loved to push a button and immolate all old devices the moment a new one was launched.
Then Dave and I realized: Hey, Apple could sell this service. Call it iTorch. For $99 a year, Apple will nuke your old iThings the moment a new one is released. In exchange, you’ll be guaranteed a pre-sale spot in the very first round of shipments of the new iToy — no languishing for a month like those suckers who waited a whole three hours to order.